Planning Board member Owen Henry said the new changes to the R-120 zone, allowing for one house per acre and the clustering of homes, will make development cheaper and create more open space.
For example, a property owner with 100 acres, under the old requirements of the R- 120 zone, could build 33 homes spread out over the entire property. Now, the township would allow 30 homes to be built on 30 acres, with the rest remaining open space. Because only one corner of the 100 acres is being used, Henry said, this makes developing the property much cheaper and gives the township free open space.
“It’s an oxymoron — with development will come new open space,” Henry said. “Hopefully, we will expand that to other areas.”
Republican Mayoral Candidate Owen Henry, a former Business Leader of the Year, worked tirelessly on and with the Planning Board for two years, against significant resistance from the Democrat Council Members and Mayor Patrick Gillespie, to bring a real plan for economic revitalization and jobs to Old Bridge.
While it is encouraging to see the Democrats and Mayor Gillespie fully endorse the Republican plan for economic growth in Old Bridge, (albeit in an election year), we shouldn’t forget that the need for such a plan is of their own doing. Eight years of economic malfeasance by Mayor Gillespie and the Council Democrats has led Old Bridge to the situation in which it finds itself.
On November 9th, put Owen Henry, Brian Cahill, Debbie Walker and Jim Anderson on the Old Bridge Council so we can continue on the right track to jobs and prosperity in Old Bridge.Posted: July 29th, 2011 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Old Bridge | Tags: Old Bridge Democrats, Old Bridge Republicans | 4 Comments »